- original music and arrangements -

A Quiet Mind


"Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is an adequate perception of the world."
― Hans Margolius

About the Music
I found a couple of great patches on the Casio PX-S3000 - a Tabla and a Sasando. The Tabla is of course an Indian (sub continent) percussion instrument and I learned the Sasando is Indonesian. The tabla patch has a wide array of sounds depending on which key you press. There are the resonant sounds of the dayan and baya as well as numerous finger tapping percussive sounds—it's pretty amazing. :-)

Considering the meditative mood of the piece and the southeast asian instrument sounds used, it seemed fitting to subtitle it as a Chakra...

What's a Chakra?

Chakra is an ancient Sanskrit word that translates to “wheel,” and can be traced back to India. Chakras refer to the centers of energy and spiritual power in the body. There are thought to be seven chakras. Each chakra is located at a different part of the body and each has a corresponding color.

Chakra meditation is made up of relaxation techniques focused on bringing balance and well-being to the chakras. Some of these techniques include visually picturing each chakra in the body and its corresponding color. Source

Interesting Reading (further Info)

In the Zen tradition, each stone is said to represent a perfectly aligned intention or thought, and the structures are a symbol of balance and direction.
  • Lessons From A Zen Cairn
  • What Do Stacked Stones Mean?
    From a biker!
    Stacked rocks, more commonly known as Cairns, placed along the trail signify that you are on the right track. It is a marker guiding you to the correct path or trail in cases where navigation becomes difficult and the trail may be easily lost.